A visit to the zoo last fall before Mister Mister began a long stretch of working out-of-town. We planed to spend a much fuller day there during the summer when park hours reflected those of the sun, lingering long into the evening. A blissfully full summer did not lend the time so we found ourselves working our trip in before the annual rain began.
Muted tones of golden sunshine in the early morning hours. A crisp chill in the air, that of early fall accompanied by the changing leafs. Green. Yellow. Red.
Cozy, medium weight sweaters for the three of us. A warm hat to keep the chill from Lovey’s ears and my first scarf of the season. Vibrant blue.
I took this same picture the year before when we visited the zoo for the first time. Lovey has grown so much taller since then, it amazes me.Mr. Porcupine was shy.Petting the goats. Makes me laugh every time. My silly boys.Lovey was our tour guide as he drove us around in the jeep 😉 on an African Safari to see Elephants, Tigers, Giraffes and Zebras.
Afterwards, the boys played tag in the large, grassy field next to us.Lovey played music on tribal instruments.Checked out critters in the discovery dome.Was intrigued by the colossal, 7,000 year old Mastodont skeleton.Then we took a break before finishing up the visit watching the penguins zoom by in their tanks and hanging out with the orangutans.Check Out Visit To The Zoo 2011